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Doctor insights on: Eating Grapefruit With Certain Drugs

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Could eating grapefruit interfere with certain medications?

Could eating grapefruit interfere with certain medications?

Grapefruit juice : may interact with a # of meds to include: Dexedrine, Adderall, Desoxyn, Ritalin, Halcion, Versed, Mogodon, Norvir, Zoloft, Lustral, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Buspar, Levothyroxine,Xanax, Doral, Valium, Verapamil, Prandon, Luvox, Codiene, Seroquel, Serzone, Oxycodone, dextromethorphan, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Trazodone, Tegretol, cisapride, etc. Ask your pharmacist for more info. ...Read more

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Why do grapefruits interfere with so many drugs as opposed to other citrus?

The whys in medicine: The whys are the toughest questions. Usually the best answer we can give is that it just is the way things are in this world. And that is where it comes down to in modern medicine and pharmacology. It just is. ...Read more

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Does eating grapefruit interfere with lisinopril?

Does eating grapefruit interfere with lisinopril?

Lisinopril and juice: Lisinopril is not known to have any interaction with grapefruit juice. Take it without a problem. ...Read more

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Are there drugs and foods that interact with alfalfa supplements?

Are there drugs and foods that  interact with alfalfa supplements?

Coumadin (warfarin) and BCP: Alfalfa contains large amounts of vitamin k which is used to help make clots. Coumadin (warfarin) is used to slow blood clotting. Alfalfa may decrease the effectiveness of coumadin (warfarin). Some birth control pills contain estrogen and taking alfalfa with them might decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pills- use a condom. ...Read more

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Can i eat grapefruit with medication?

Can i eat grapefruit with medication?

In general yes.: Grapefruit contains naringan which is metabolized through the cyp3a4 pathway in the liver and intestine. This pathway also processess many medications. Degree of interaction depends on amount of grapefruit and amount of co ingested medication. In general it is a good idea to separate meds and grapefruit intake although small amounts are well tolerated. Beware with Cyclosporine and tacrolimus. ...Read more

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Can fruit interacte with epilepsy medications?

Can fruit interacte with epilepsy medications?

Grapefruit: Juice made with the rind can affect blood levels of medications that are metabolized by liver P450 enzymes. Usually the package insert will point this out. ...Read more

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Why does grapefruit juice often interact with medications?

Why does grapefruit juice often interact with medications?

Grapefruit: http://www.rxlist.com/grapefruit-page3/supplements.htm. The grapefruit may ^ the effects of many medications. ...Read more

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Which vitamins should people with eating disorders take?

Which vitamins should people with eating disorders take?

Tailored 2 Ur Needs?: Anyone struggling 2overcome or recover from an ed is best served by having as part of her/his treatment team a nutritionist who has expertise in treating ppl w/eds. Eds often lead 2nutritional deficiencies/malnutrition. Supplements can only go so far - & it's possible that supplement types & amounts taken may not be ideal (ineffective or toxic). Malnutrition can lead 2 other health probs. ...Read more

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Some foods interfere with thyroid medication absorbtion for hypothyroidism, are drumstick (moringa), Ivy gourd and Jaggery safe to consume?

Some foods interfere with thyroid medication absorbtion for hypothyroidism, are drumstick (moringa), Ivy gourd and Jaggery safe to consume?

Thyroid Rx: Some foods interfere with thyroid medication absorbtion for hypothyroidism, are drumstick (moringa), Ivy gourd and Jaggery safe to consume? ANS: always take thyroid meds on empty stomach and do not eat for 1 hour. ...Read more

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What meds can interact with betel nut?

Carcinogenic: The betel nut is actually a drupe & not really a nut. I am not sure of interactions. But why ingest a carcinogenic material? ...Read more

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Any heartburn preventive drugs that dont interfere with nutrient absorption?

Any heartburn preventive drugs that dont interfere with nutrient absorption?

Natural products: Diet-small frequent meals,chew food well- No big meal after 6 PM. Avoid caffeine & alcohol & any other symptom provoking foods. Use DGL from natural stores. Deglycreized Licorice.Chew 2-3 tablets in between meals. May use tums, (calcium carbonate)sodium alginate etc Visit drhoffman.com & find many useful health tips! ...Read more

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Are there any drugs and foods that interact with tylophora supplements?

Are there any  drugs and foods that interact with tylophora supplements?

Depressant: Dont take with antidepresants or central nervous stimulants because tylophora has central nervous system depressant effects/ caution is also advised when taking with corticosteroids, because tylophora may antagonize the supression of the pituitary gland. ...Read more

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Are there any drugs or foods that interact badly with strattera (atomoxetine)?

Are there any drugs or foods that interact badly with strattera (atomoxetine)?

A few: Mao inhibitors and maprotiline which are antidepressants not commonly used and linezolid, an antibiotic are the only absolute contraindications. However, all medications can interact with each other and it is always important to make each one of your prescribeing physicians aware of any other medications and of any health supplements or herbal products you may be takiing. ...Read more

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Why some drug's absorption increases with fatty meal?

Why some drug's absorption increases with fatty meal?

Pharmocokinetics: A fatty meal may accelerate gastric emptying, increasing the absorption of the medication. The fatty meal may affect the fat solubility of the pill to change absorption. Finally, it may change the ph of intestinal fluids. ...Read more

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What are some personality changes associated with eating certain foods?

What are some personality changes associated with eating certain foods?

No change from food: Personality is formed as part of a person's development and is not related to the food that he or she eats. Various personality styles might influence a persons eating habits. For example someone with an obsessive personality might eat or avoid certain foods. There are also some circumstances where a brain tumor might cause personality changes and might also cause changes in appetite. ...Read more

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Can eating a grapefruit interfere with the blood pressure medicine mavik (trandolapril)?

Can eating a grapefruit interfere with the blood pressure medicine mavik (trandolapril)?

No interactions: Although grapefruit does have interactions with some drugs it does not appear that mail is one of them. ...Read more

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What drugs interact with carob?

What drugs interact with carob?

Carob: The herbal remedy carob has a few interactions that really are more combined effects than drug on drug interactions. Some effects associated with carob include altering blood sugar, reducing cholesterol, less mineral absorption, & decreasing bowel emptying time. Medications or herbals that have a similar effect should be monitored, including insulin, red yeast rice, psyllium. See your doctor too. ...Read more

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Can eating certain foods stimulate the male libido?

Can eating certain foods stimulate the male libido?

Not likely: Libido is complex interplay of general health, hormone status, mental state, personality make-up etc. A well balanced diet, exercise and general fitness may improve one's sex life. ...Read more

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Why is grapefruit so toxic when taken with certain drugs is there a chemical I should be looking out for in other food?

Why is grapefruit so toxic when taken with certain drugs is there a chemical I should be looking out for in other food?

Grapefruit: Grapefruit juice is not in itself toxic, but it potently inhibits an enzyme [cyp 3a4] that breaks down certain drugs. When this happens these drugs can build up in your system, leading to increased effects and side effects.Seroquel (quetiapine) is one of these. Grapefruit juice can also affect p-glycoprotein transporters that allow your body to absorb and utilize certain drugs -- fexofenadine is an example. ...Read more